2019 The Rise Golf Course
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During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. To raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC, they will golf as many holes as possible.
On June 24th, Mike Van Horne and Chad Scott started their Golfathon at 5:00AM. During round four, Van Horne scored a hole in one (pictured on the left)! Throughout the day the duo played a total of 216 holes, with a collective score of 871. They ended their day at 6:30PM with five eagles and 39 birdies.
“This is our first time doing [a Golfathon] at The Rise,” said Mike Van Horne, PGA of BC Golf Professional and Golf Operations Manager at The Rise Golf Course. “Personally, I have done it four other times at different locations. It’s for a great cause, and we enjoy doing it. Any support we can offer to help the ALS Society of BC, we will.”
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.
Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.
Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
Please Donate. www.golfathonforals.com
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257
Executive Director, PGA of BC